A developer had plans to build an overnight parking location for 18 wheelers on major truck line in West Texas. The site was 5 1/2 acres and a 35,000-square-foot and 4-foot-deep detention pond was required along with a major additional drainage element to handle and route stormwater runoff. Due to being a quite flat land […]
Houston’s oldest microbrewery had a parking problem. As Saint Arnold’s business has grown, so did their parking needs. The brewery is located near Downtown Houston with limited space. Two expansion lots had serious problems. Parking lot 1 had old cracked concrete, serious flooding and pooling issues and needed to be replaced. Remediation was needed for […]
Honey Bee Ranch Event Center was in dire need of parking with their growing popularity. Not knowing there was a better solution, their first thought was concrete and asphalt. They were not happy, however, about ruining the natural beauty of their ranch with a drab impervious surface. How could Honey Bee Ranch maintain their countryside […]
Pocono Raceway, one of NASCAR’s premier tracks, wanted to update their guest areas. They were looking to improve the way guests traveled from the rough and irregular parking lots to the grandstand in a cost effective way and hired Sharp Pencil’s to take on the challenge. After many online searches, dozens of sample box shipments […]
The owner of this self-storage facility was about to develop his site. His engineers, as well as the city, told him he would need to use 2.5 acres of his 14-acre site to build a detention pond. Gravel alone would not be counted as pervious cover.
This tunneling company industrial yard was causing serious dust problems in the yard and a neighboring school. Choking dust clouds migrated to nearby homes and businesses. After heavy rains, the gravel washed out and rutted making parts of the site unusable. Frequent gravel refilling and maintenance was mandatory. Concrete was costly and would require additional […]
The AutoNation dealership needed a large car and truck inventory lot. The 120,000 square feet site initially designated 21 percent or 25,000 square feet for a concrete detention pond for the impervious concrete lot. AutoNation needed the whole 120,000 square feet for its inventory requirements. In an effort to solve this issue and cut costs […]